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Converged infrastructure is a way of structuring an information technology (IT) system which groups
multiple components into a single optimized computing package. Components of a converged
infrastructure may include servers, data storage devices, networking equipment and software for
IT infrastructure management, automation and orchestration.
VMware ESXi
VMware ESXi. A hypervisor is a piece of software that creates and runs virtual machines.
Hypervisors are divided into two groups:
Type 1 hypervisors – also called bare metal hypervisors, Type 1 hypervisors run directly on
the system hardware. A guest operating-system runs on another level above the
hypervisor. VMware ESXi is a Type 1 hypervisor that runs on the host server hardware
without an underlying operating system.
Type 2 hypervisors – hypervisors that run within a conventional operating-system
environment, and the host operating system provides I/O device support and memory
management. Examples of Type 2 hypervisors are VMware Workstation and Oracle
VirtualBox .
ESXi provides a virtualization layer that abstracts the CPU, storage, memory and networking
resources of the physical host into multiple virtual machines. That means that applications
running in virtual machines can access these resources without direct access to the underlying
hardware. VMware refers to the hypervisor used by VMware ESXi as vmkernel. vmkernel
receives requests from virtual machines for resources and presents the requests to the physical
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is a Linux-based operating system developed by SUSE. It
is designed for servers, mainframes, and workstations but can be installed on desktop computers for
testing as well. Major versions are released at an interval of 3–4 years, while minor versions (called
"Service Packs") are released about every 12 months. SUSE Linux Enterprise products, including
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, receive more intense testing than the openSUSE community
product, with the intention that only mature, stable versions of the included components will make it
through to the released enterprise product.